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Ships remain in Bellingham Bay as port labor dispute continues

Three large cargo ships remained in Bellingham Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 18, as the West Coast ports labor dispute continued.

The largest ship that had been anchoring in the bay, the 1,115-foot Hyundai Courage, lifted anchor Wednesday morning and headed to Tacoma to drop off its cargo.

It’s unclear how long the other cargo ships will remain in the bay. The ports are operating again after being mostly shut down over the long holiday weekend, but ships remain backed up as they wait to pick up or drop off cargo in Seattle or Tacoma.

These ships remained in Bellingham Bay on Wednesday, according to marinetraffic.com:

• Italia Usodimare, a 935-foot ship flying the flag of Italy. It’s been in the bay the longest and has “Italia” painted on its side.



• Ever Eagle, a 984-foot ship flying the flag of the United Kingdom. It came from Vancouver, B.C., and has “Evergreen” painted on its side.



• Cosco Tianjin, a 915-foot ship flying the flag of Panama. Its most recent stop was in Vancouver, B.C.



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